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Whether you take to the waters regularly, or are considering stepping on board for the first time, we’re confident you’ll find a cruise to excite you. Our itinerary ideas are a good place to start, and detail sample trips designed by our specialists to showcase the variety of experiences on offer.

These itineraries can be tailored to your interests, tastes and budget by our specialists. They can arrange the logistics around boarding your vessel and include further explorations on land. Some cruises can be combined to create longer water-based adventures, and others change character depending which season you pick. We take to the waters regularly, testing out new vessels and routes to help you pick your ideal cruise.

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  • Houseboat, Kerala

    South India's temples & backwaters

    • Soak up the view of the Shore Temple at sunset.

    • Enjoy France in India in the former colonial enclave of Pondicherry.

    • Stay in a village of 19th century merchants' homes.

    • Witness the ceremonies in Sri Meenakshi temple with hundreds of pilgrims and the smell of incense.

    13 days from CAD3,995pp

  • Alleppey Backwaters, Kerala

    Kerala & the Maldives

    India and Maldives
    • Fort Cochin's colonial atmosphere and architecture.

    • Tea tasting in the high hills of Munnar.

    • Boat safari in Periyar National Park.

    • Stay overnight on a traditional rice barge.

    • Snorkel, scuba and swim in the Maldives.

    12 days from CAD6,290pp

  • MY Pegasus, Seychelles

    Cruising in the Seychelles

    • Discover the delights of Mahé on a customisable tour.

    • Cruise the Seychelles' inner islands.

    • Learn about the native Coco de mer palm and endemic plants.

    • Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    • Meet wild giant tortoises up close on Curieuse Island.

    10 days from CAD8,680pp

  • A Polar Bear edges its way round a Walrus colony, Svalbard

    North Spitsbergen: 7-night cruise

    Norway and Arctic
    • Spend time on deck looking out for the elusive polar bear, huge walrus and surfacing whales.

    • Look for Arctic foxes on the prowl at the bottom of impressive cliff nesting colonies.

    • Walk through the barren landscape and learn the fascinating history of the whalers and trappers who once sheltered here.

    • Marvel at icebergs carved into hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.

    9 days from CAD9,800pp

  • Majuli Island, Assam

    Cruising in Assam

    • Explore the old colonial capital of Calcutta.

    • Experience a relaxing cruise on the Brahmaputra.

    • Discover the fast disappearing Majuli river island.

    • Stay in a traditional Assamese tea bungalow.

    • Safari in Kaziranga National Park.

    13 days from CAD9,995pp

  • Rajmahal boat

    Cruising in west Bengal

    • Explore Calcutta on an unusual walking tour.

    • Watch the world go by from the comfort of a river cruiser.

    • Discover the colonial French and Dutch settlements dotted along the riverbank.

    • Travel by boat, cycle rickshaw and train, avoiding the chaos of Indian roads.

    11 days from CAD10,300pp

  • Diocletian's Palace, Split

    Dalmatian coast by land & sea

    • Walking tour of Diocletian's Palace in Split.

    • Soparnik cookery demonstration and visit to Omis coastal village.

    • Three-night island cruise from Split to Korčula, Mljet and Dubrovnik on a Superior Deluxe small ship.

    • Historic walking tour of Korčula.

    • Salt lakes of Mljet National Park.

    • Dubrovnik walking tour and buggy ride.

    10 days from CAD10,560pp

  • Kayaking, Halong Bay

    Family adventure to Vietnam

    • Enjoy a fishing trip in Hoi An, before a barbecue lunch on board the boat.

    • Scramble through the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City.

    • Embark on a family kayak adventure among the limestone karst scenery of Lan Ha Bay.

    • Relax, shop and explore as a family in the charming ancient port of Hoi An.

    • Enjoy a fun-filled martial arts lesson for the whole family in Hue.

    • Take to two wheels in rural Ky Son where you learn about traditional family life in this quiet corner of Vietnam.

    16 days from CAD10,845pp

  • Komodo National Park

    Highlights of Indonesia

    • Visit the spectacular Borobudur temple.

    • Spend two nights cruising through Tanjung Puting National Park.

    • Enjoy a few days exploring the hills of Ubud.

    • Embark on an unforgettable sailing adventure around Komodo National Park.

    16 days from CAD10,880pp

  • Glacier on Spitsbergen

    Spitsbergen circumnavigation 9-night cruise

    Norway and Arctic
    • Spend time on deck looking out for the elusive polar bear, huge walrus and surfacing whales.

    • Marvel at icebergs carved into hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.

    • Look for Arctic foxes on the prowl at the bottom of impressive cliff nesting colonies.

    • Walk through the barren landscape and learn the fascinating history of the whalers and trappers who once sheltered here.

    11 days from CAD11,215pp

  • Komodo dragon in Indonesia

    Grand tour of Indonesia

    • See wild orangutan in Sumatra and Kalimantan.

    • Enjoy trekking and tubing through unspoilt rainforest in Sumatra.

    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur; an ancient Buddhist monument.

    • Cruise around the dramatic islands of western Flores and track down Komodo dragons.

    • Relax on a beautiful beach on Bali.

    • Explore the backstreets of the artists' center of Ubud.

    22 days from CAD15,280pp

  • Kaikoura, New Zealand

    New Zealand's South Island self-drive tour

    New Zealand
    • Experience the golden sands and turquoise waters of the Abel Tasman National Park.

    • Stroll along surf beaches around Christchurch — New Brighton and Sumner — then enjoy the view from a nearby coffee shop.

    • Enjoy the scenic drive all the way down the west coast — from Westport to Haast, where the forest meets the ocean — this rugged coastline is atmospheric and beautiful.

    • Take an overnight cruise on the spectacular Milford Sound.

    18 days from CAD15,290pp

  • Traditional Rabelo boat, Porto

    Douro river cruise: port tasting & palaces

    Portugal and Spain
    • Cruise in comfort from Porto to Vega de Terron.

    • Visit Mateus Palace and Gardens, home of Mateus rosé wine.

    • Take a guided hike in Lamego followed by a tasting of local specialities.

    • Tuck into a traditional home-cooked meal at a local quinta (country house).

    • Enjoy tastings of Porto’s finest export, port.

    13 days from CAD15,295pp

  • Edfu Temple, Upper Egypt

    Grand tour of Egypt

    • Privately tour the Pyramids of Giza, the last surviving ancient wonder of the world, Saqqara and Dahshur.

    • Sample a range of local delicacies and sumptuous street food on a tour through downtown Cairo.

    • Take a luxury cruise down the Nile and explore the iconic temples and tombs from Luxor to Aswan.

    • Enjoy afternoon tea at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract hotel, a historic hotel with splendid views across the Nile.

    • Fly to Abu Simbel to marvel at this awe-inspiring, towering temple complex, dedicated to Ramesses II.

    15 days from CAD15,760pp

  • Aranui V, Tahiti

    French Polynesia cruise on the Aranui 5

    French Polynesia
    • Visit a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and French Polynesia's second largest atoll.

    • Snorkel French Polynesia's largest atoll.

    • Meet local wood carvers and artists.

    • Explore Taipivai Valley and its sacred ritual sites.

    • Relax on the beautiful Vahine Island.

    16 days from CAD16,450pp

  • Nuremberg's historic old town

    Germany river cruise, Paris & Prague

    Luxembourg, Czechia (Czech Republic), Germany and France
    • Enjoy guided tours of Paris and nearby Château de Versailles.

    • Cruise in comfort from Luxembourg to Nuremberg along the Moselle, Rhine, and Main rivers.

    • Ride a gondola to the Niederwalddenkmal monument for sweeping views over the vineyards below.

    • Learn pretzel making in a Wertheim bakery and indulge in Bamberg's renowned smoked beer, Rauchbier.

    • Hike to several of Germany’s well-preserved castles to unravel their histories.

    13 days from CAD17,495pp